Watching the video presentation of the FIBA MVF Best Country Award brought me in tears. It just feels so good being a Filipino.
Despite several heartbreaking losses, ‘Gilas Pilipinas‘ fans did not stop supporting the Philippine men national team during their stint at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain which truly makes Pinoys deserving of the FIBA’s Most Valuable Fan Best Country Award given by FIBA.
All points earned by fans via social media engagements (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) that support the same national team accumulated to determine the MVF Best Country Award.
‘Gilas Pilipinas’, ‘Puso’, ‘Go Gilas’ are just some of the hashtags that topped the trending topics on Twitter during the close games of Gilas against Croatia, Puerto Rico, Greece and an almost win against 3rd ranked Argentina.
And the historic win against Senegal felt like winning the championship. Who wouldn’t be proud of that win? It was the Philippines’ first at the World Championship since 1974.